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Day Two Of in-cosmetics Emerges with Abundant Technology

Posted: April 17, 2008
Reported by Katie Schaefer, assistant editor, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine

The second day of in-cosmetics debuted the emergence of many new personal care technologies, ingredients and formulations. The following snapshot is just a peak at some of the industry's innovations...

The Dow Chemical Company and Advanced Nanotechnology Limited (ANT) of Perth, Australia, announced that as of April 7, 2008, Dow Chemical will market and sell ANT’s ZinClear IM zinc oxide in North and Latin America. According to Dow Chemical, US product launches will officially be launched at the NY SCC Suppliers’ Day. “This micron-sized zinc oxide will enable the creation of transparent sunscreens that provide high levels of UVA and UVB protection,” Denise Elias-Costrini, global marketing manager for personal care at Dow Chemical, explained to Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, “and given the newly proposed US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, these materials will provide formulators with a new tool to meet high standards of protection with better aesthetics.”For more information, visit www.dow.com.

In addition, the Amerchol business unit of Dow Chemical introduced a new delivery system marketed under the company’s SatinFX trademark. The patent-pending encapsulation and delivery system is said to simplify the process for formulators of encapsulating incompatible or sensitive materials to ensure stability or controlled release. According to Elias-Costrini, “This technology answers an industry need for stabilizing materials.” She added that it follows an industry trend for multifunctional materials—for example, using the material to encapsulate DHA and amino acids to create sunless tanning products that also provide anti-aging benefits. For more information, visit www.amerchol.com.

Vitamin C60 BioResearch Corp. highlighted fullerenes (aka “Bucky Balls”) for free radical-scavenging. The Radical Sponge brand fullerene reportedly is formed with sixty carbon atoms in a spherical shape. The parent company of Vitamin C60, Mitsubishi Corp. of Japan, acquired the patent on fullerenes and is expanding the material’s applications to personal care, launching its first fullerene-based cosmetic for antiaging, whitening, anti-inflammation, anti-wrinkle, sunscreens, pore-tightening, sebum oxidation control and cellulite control. The Radical Sponge (INCI: Fullerenes) product uses a specially purified and bio-compatible fullerene that is treated with water-soluble polymers to create a material that is reportedly more than 172 times as effective as vitamin C. For more information, visit www.vc60.com.